Containers

Category: Storage

Introducing Amazon EFS CSI dynamic provisioning

As companies move more of their workloads to Kubernetes, they are increasingly deploying applications that need a way to share or persist data or state outside the container. Kubernetes addresses this need by exposing block and file storage systems to containerized workloads via the Container Storage Interface (CSI). Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) currently […]

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Running stateful workloads with Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate using Amazon EFS

With Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), you have the choice to run Kubernetes pods on EC2 instances or AWS Fargate. AWS Fargate, a serverless compute engine for containers, allows you to run Kubernetes workloads without creating and managing servers, scaling your data plane, right-sizing EC2 instances, or dealing with worker nodes upgrades. Fargate, thus far, […]

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Using EBS Snapshots for persistent storage with your EKS cluster

Originally, containers were a great fit for stateless applications. However, for many use cases there is a need for persistent storage, without which stateful workloads are not possible. Kubernetes first introduced support for stateful workloads with in-tree volume plugins, meaning that the plugin code was part of the core Kubernetes code and shipped with the […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage on Windows Containers

This post has been updated due a recent launch. Designed for simplicity from the start, Amazon ECS delivers an AWS-opinionated solution for running containers at scale. Previously, customers had to implement a lengthy workaround (detailed in the original blog post below) in order to use an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage […]

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Create a pipeline with canary deployments for Amazon EKS with AWS App Mesh

In this post, we will demonstrate how customers can leverage different AWS services in conjunction with AWS App Mesh to implement a canary deployment strategy for applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As stated in the post “Getting started with App Mesh and EKS”, many customers are currently implementing microservices in a […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server on EKS Windows Containers

Recently, we published a blog post on using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage for Windows containers on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Today, we are going to walk through a step-by-step process on how to do the same on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). We will achieve this using an AWS […]

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Developers guide to using Amazon EFS with Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of this blog post series on how to use Amazon EFS with Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate. For reference, these are the blog posts in this series: Part 1: This blog provides the background about the need for this integration, its scope and provides a high-level view of the use cases […]

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Developers guide to using Amazon EFS with Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this blog post series on how to use Amazon EFS with Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate. For reference, these are the blog posts in this series: Part 1: This blog provides the background about the need for this integration, its scope and provides a high-level view of the use cases […]

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Developers guide to using Amazon EFS with Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate – Part 1

We have recently introduced a native integration between Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestrator service purpose-built for the cloud and integrated with other AWS services. ECS supports deploying containers (wrapped in so called tasks) on both Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate. Amazon […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and partner destinations. In this post, I detail how and why we built FireLens. I also […]

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